Around the Nation (April 7): Cavaliers' Scott not addressing Kyrie's future this season

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Scott not addressing Irving's future this year

CLEVELAND -- Cavaliers All-Star guard Kyrie Irving isn't addressing questions regarding the future of Cleveland coach Byron Scott.

The Cavaliers have dropped 12-of-14 games going into Sunday's game against Orlando. The recent slide has led to speculation that Scott, who is 63-160 in three seasons, may not be back for a fourth.

Irving, who has spoken about his close relationship with Scott several times during his two seasons with the team, said Sunday he's thinking more about the final seven games of the Cavaliers' season rather than the coaching situation.

Irving says: "Until that time comes, I'm not really worried about it. To even imagine that, I'm not going down that road. I'm focused on finishing the season with him and that's all that matters right now."

Gee drops 19 as Cavs rally to defeat Magic

CLEVELAND -- Alonzo Gee scored 19 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Orlando Magic 91-85 on Sunday night.

Tristan Thompson had 15 points and 16 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who have won two in a row.

Cleveland, which broke a season-high, 10-game losing streak Friday in Boston, trailed by seven points late in the third quarter, but took the lead for good early in the fourth and made clutch plays down the stretch.

BASEBALL

Aeros pick up first win of season against Mets

Akron -- Someone must've flipped a switch in the Akron Aeros dugout Sunday afternoon. After struggling at the plate the first three games of the season, the Aeros bats roared to life in a 10-3 win over the Binghamton Mets at Canal Park.

Under sunny skies and a game-time temperature of 71 degrees, the Aeros (1-3) avoided a series sweep by pounding out a season-high 15 hits, and picked up their first win of the young season.

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